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The Political Brain

A recent brain-imaging study shows that our political predilections are a product of unconscious confirmation bias

June 26, 2006 — Michael Shermer

The Flipping Point

How the evidence for anthropogenic global warming has converged to cause this environmental skeptic to make a cognitive flip

May 22, 2006 — Michael Shermer

SHAM Scam

The Self-Help and Actualization Movement has become an $8.5-billion-a-year business. Does it work?

April 23, 2006 — Michael Shermer

It's Dogged as Does It

Retracing Darwin's footsteps in the Gal¿pagos shatters a myth but reveals how revolutions in science actually evolve

January 22, 2006 — Michael Shermer

Rupert's Resonance

The theory of "morphic resonance" posits that people have a sense of when they are being stared at. What does the research show?

October 24, 2005 — Michael Shermer

Unweaving the Heart

Science only adds to our appreciation for poetic beauty and experiences of emotional depth

September 26, 2005 — Michael Shermer

Hope Springs Eternal

Can nutritional supplements, biotechnology and nanotechnology help us live forever?

June 27, 2005 — Michael Shermer
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